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needs in this nation. >> host: do you foresee a hearing on sandy and its affect? >> guest: i anticipate -- i'm not sure if it would be necessarily at the federal level. but i know in terms of this -- i'm pretty confident that there will be some assessment. normally on a state-by-state level. again, looking at and evaluating and making pronouncements is what we can do better. there will be hearings. i'm not sure if it will escalate to the federal level. >> host: thank you, mignon cyburn and paul kirby. this is the tremont on c-span2. "communicators" on c-span2. .. >> on the aid of the 2012 election former u.s. representatives talked about competitive u.s. house and senate races around the country. panels includes former representative former chairs of the republican, democratic national committees. from the bipartisan policy center in washington, this is an hour and 20 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> why don't we go ahead and begin. good morning everybody. i and a senior fellow at the bipartisan policy center and more relevant a former member of congress f
object and global warming which got a boost in the wake of hurricane sandy. and we'll have to see what happens. another category that was things that didn't get talked about,ic that's very unfortunate and first on that list, i would talk about health care defined as medicine, divided as curing things. we had for, you know, since the clinton ear are a, we a a a abundant discussion of who should get insured and who shouldn't and so on and so on. during the same twenty-year period, the number of quantity of medicine, actually emerging from the mm scientific pipeline has plummeted. the number of new drugs approved by the fda down 63%. the number of medical guys is down 40%. the number of [inaudible] is down 80 percent. the amount of venture capital field is down between one-third and three-fourths. nobody thinks it's going up. we're in the paradoxical situation, and president obama's re-election enunciate this further, we are committed to taking care of everybody in this country on health care. the truth of the matter, we had a prude version of national health insurance since the emergency
that right. when we filed the property case, chris and sandy, delete minus, their two boys are just entering high school. they're going to graduate in june and the monster like married. so we have to tell this human story as often as possible because that is what america cares about. we have to be smart and strategic and get them as fast as they can, but always remembering why we fought. i can't be more eloquent than you just were. >> you talk about the coalitions put in place for the work that was done this election season. how do you see our role as lgbt people are working on other issues of oppression and where do you see that needs to play out? they take those benefits but don't always get them back. >> you're right and medicine and patrick was talking about there. it is very important when you look at the fiscal cliff that we'll talk about it sequestration that if we don't come to a sensible resolution here, all people, including lgbt people. it's often silly when you have discussion is no lgbt people are part of the community impacted the health care or impacted by cuts in medical care
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